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Annual General Meeting
On Wednesday 17th May members gathered at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital for the 9th Annual General Meeting for Keeping Abreast. Please find below the minutes for the meeting – full copies of the Chair & Treasurers report are available on request. AGM Minutes 2017
Patient Information Evening Southmead Hospital Bristol 18th January 2017
Patient Information Evening at Southmead Hospital Mr Sherif Wilson, Breast Reconstruction Plastic Surgeon, will be giving a lecture on the topic of Breast Reconstruction This will be held on Wednesday 18th January 2017, doors open at 7:00 pm Learning & Research Centre Southmead Hospital, Bristol, BS10 5NB Any enquiries please email Tina Robinson or Sue…
Maggies & KASW host Cookery Workshop
This Saturday, 10th December, our Keeping Abreast South West group are hosting there last coffee morning of the year and are delighted to also be involved in the Maggies Christmas Cookery workshop. The cookery workshop will be hosted by Caroline Hockley, Maggie’s Nutritionist who will be creating a number of delicious dishes following which she…
Thank you to one of our annual sponsors Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisers
Another Huge thanks to Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisers for donating the sum of £356.23.
Norwich donate Funds to Earsham Ward Reconstruction Patients
Our Norwich group were recently thrilled to be able to present a cheque to the Earsham Ward at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. Liz Winter, Jane Crockett & Carol Hale presented Sister Claire with the money which will cover the purchase of extra blood pressure and Doppler machines. These will further enhance the care that…
First Support Meeting at Maggies in Cheltenham
Keeping Abreast South West (KASW) had it’s very first support coffee morning at Maggies in Cheltenham on Saturday 11th June 2016. Thank you so much to Samantha and her team at Maggies for making us feel so very welcome. The ladies that attended ranged from those having had reconstruction, those just about to have reconstruction in the coming weeks…
Herts & Beds have a new sponsor
Keeping Abreast Herts and Beds has its first sponsor! Thanks to John McLoughlin and Dunstable Town Football Club. The team will be including the charity’s logo on their shorts, and a number of banners will be around the pitch to advertise the charity. Sarah Jane Philips who helps run the group added “This is a…
Leicester host their first support group
On Monday the Keeping Abreast team visited Leicester to help support them at their very first group meeting. After months of hard work from the Breast Care Nursing Team, it was fantastic to welcome over 20 people to the Helen Webb House, which included current patients, volunteers and surgeons. The evening began with an introduction…
Norwich present cheque to NNUH
Keeping Abreast Norwich Committee members are delighted to be funding the training of Nurse Britta Andersen in the art of Micropigmentation (medical tattooing). The photo shows Jane Crockett, Secretary of KA Norwich presenting Britta with the cheque along with Sister Jane Knights and Ruth Harcourt, Breast Reconstruction Nurse Specialist, in the Plastic Surgery Outpatients Department…
Booby Cupcake Week Norwich sold like hot cakes!
The Norwich group have held a hugely successful cupcake stand at NNUH- and they seem to have been sold even quicker than last year! Well done and sincere thanks to all the supporters who have generously made so many tasty treats, all arranged by Jane Crockett – Thanks Jane, Christine, Norma and Carol. We raised…
Reflecting on KAPE 2015
As we are coming to the end of 2015, we can look back on a hugely successful exhibition tour which allowed the charity to engage with both the medical establishments and a wide range of general public across each location. We originally set out for a launch at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital in…
We have even hit the Daily Mail on Line!
Well done Tina, Ros & Sue… Wow the word is spreading… Keeping Abreast, Julia Holland (our photographer) & Keeping Abreast South West – Breast Reconstruction Support Group http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3293350/Bearing-battle-scars-brave-breast-cancer-survivors-revealing-bodies-raise-funds-charity.html
Keeping Abreast was established in September 2007 by patients Anna Beckingham and Beverley Birritteri and Breast Reconstruction nurse specialist Ruth Harcourt. They recognised a great need for women, both newly diagnosed with breast cancer and facing the possibility of mastectomy, and also women further down the line who are also considering reconstructive surgery, to be able to meet and talk to other women who have been through similar experiences. This allows women make an informed choice about whether or not to proceed with breast reconstruction.
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